Arboriculture: Integrated Management of Landscape, Trees, Shrubs and Vines

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This text is a comprehensive, analytical, and logically organized guide offering a strong scientific and technical background for training and practice in the field of arboriculture. The third edition represents a complete revision and update to reflect the latest trends in plant selection and maintenance practices and evaluate them based on the most recent research and experience. All aspects of tree, shrub and vine care are covered, including plant structure and function, plant selection, site selection and ...
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Overview

This text is a comprehensive, analytical, and logically organized guide offering a strong scientific and technical background for training and practice in the field of arboriculture. The third edition represents a complete revision and update to reflect the latest trends in plant selection and maintenance practices and evaluate them based on the most recent research and experience. All aspects of tree, shrub and vine care are covered, including plant structure and function, plant selection, site selection and preparation, climatic influences, transplantation, water/soil/nutrient management, environmental hazards, diseases, insects, and IPM (Integrated Pest Management).
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Text aims to increase understanding of plants and plant processes, improve the ability of horticulturists to analyze problems and practices, and help them more effectively integrate the management of the environment and maintenance of landscape plants. This revised edition (first was 1983) evaluates new information and maintenance practices and reassesses current practices in light of new information. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780130442802
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
  • Publication date: 6/25/1991
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 656
  • Product dimensions: 7.28 (w) x 9.58 (h) x 1.19 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1 Introduction to Arboriculture 1
2 Plant Structure and Function 16
3 Site Evaluation: Climate and Environment 62
4 Planting Site: Soil and Water 95
5 Plant Placement and Uses 126
6 Plant Selection: Species and Quality 152
7 Modifying and Managing the Site 178
8 Planting 216
9 Transplanting Large Plants 248
10 Special Planting Situations 270
11 Preserving Existing Trees 303
12 Nutrient Management 331
13 Water Management 372
14 Pruning 400
15 Control of Plant Growth 473
16 Tree Hazard Management 484
17 Preventive Maintenance and Repair 510
18 Diagnosing Plant Problems 536
19 Plant Health Care: The Integrated Management of Landscape Trees, Shrubs, and Vines 592
App. I Specifications for Acceptance of Nursery Trees at the Time of Delivery 613
App. II Pruning Specifications 616
App. III Measurement Conversions 620
Bibliography 622
Glossary 660
Index 677
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